The Irvine Animal Care Center is inviting all runners, walkers, and animal-lovers to take part in its 2021 Virtual 5K throughout the month of April to support animals in need. In addition to supporting animals, participants can honor the City of Irvine's 50th anniversary while running or walking their 5K. Special “5K + 50” bonus activities will be announced through social media during April, giving participants the chance to share what they love about Irvine and the Irvine Animal Care Center.
How to Get Involved
Submit an entry fee of $35, complete the 5K between April 1 and April 30, and receive your exclusive medal and certificate. Enter your four-legged friends for an additional $8, and they'll receive their very own medal for accompanying you on the 5K. Proceeds go toward special programs for the animals.
How Does a Virtual 5K Work?
Virtual 5K events can be done at your own pace, running or walking. Complete your race anywhere, any time. You can even include your four-legged friends! Remember to monitor your race time, so you can fill it in on your certificate.
Share Your Progress
Want to brag about your time, show off your four-legged running buddy, or see how fellow participants are doing? Share your photos or 5K updates on the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Facebook page at facebook.com/irvineanimals(link is external), or on Instagram using the hashtag #irvineanimals5k.
50 + 5K
Celebrate the City of Irvine's 50th anniversary while supporting animals in need by rocking out to tunes from 1971 during your Virtual 5K! Check out Billboard's top 50 songs from 50 years ago here(link is external), and let us know on social media which one was your favorite to listen to while taking part in the center's Virtual 5K.